About the artist
Bio: Artist ↔ Teacher ↔ Art critic. Born in June 1982 in France, actually living in France and developing an international life project made of Painting, Photography, New Media, Art Criticism and Art History, I attach a mighty importance to each life element in a Far Eastern organicist vision of existence. Inner and outer, whole and one, a perpetual dialogue I just want to take part in. How? Through a search for both delectation and thought via an aesthetic based on chromati(ci)sm and on a well-developed brilliancy, to give my creations a full autonomy through their affirmation within their own dialogue with any environment (personal technique, no varnish, 80% : gouache only, 20% : sparkling paint and/or golden/silver paper, 2/3 of the time retouching more than with a simple contrast+ my photos : minimal post-Instant realization). Long meditations and self-projections in life facts before an intense, fast, profuse or laconic, tangible action, a crystal ; always willing not to annoy any-thing (from a stone to a yelling person, a wind to a cell), crystals in order to contribute to a lucid and wide open universal smile. My inspiration takes its roots in the alliance of modernity and tradition, of everyday life, philosophies and myths, of self-language and multi-language. I particularly am impregnated with Asian civilizations (Japan, China, Korea ...) and peoples, with Middle Ages, and with a part of 19th-20th Western centuries. The miniaturist way to perceive Art (artist and viewer) is also one of the points I develop. Painting & taking photos as a writer, writing as a painter-photographer, 90% of my creations are,until now, small sized, and a lot of them present many details and paths to discover. Along with the union between myth and daily life, the declaration of universality through individuality (and vise-versa) through an artistic search for the Instant in an action in motion between abstraction and figuration, gesture and non-gesture, void and Void, zero and Zero, is a characteristic of my will of fusion. CONCRETIZATIONS : Crystals (unions between daily life and myth, motion and constancy, us). IN ELEVEN WORDS : Smile-Asceticism, Chroma, Crystal, Mirror, Isthmus, Instant (spherical lightning in which we are not just living but Being), Intercivilizational, Satori (Illumination), Fusion, For². Fabien BEUCHET, France
Education: - 2002 - 2005 : BA Archaeology & BA Art History (Archaeology distinction) ; Marc Bloch University (future University of Strasbourg), Strasbourg, France. - 2006 : Maîtrise History of Art & Architecture (French MA1, incl. a thesis ; w. Distinction) & CLES English (Certificat de Compétences en Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur / Competences Certificate in Higher Education’s Languages, English), issued by Universities, allows inter-European mobility (not just for studies).; University of Strasbourg, France. - 2007 - 2009 : Artistic learning : Painting ; Photography. - 2011 - 2014 : Languages learning : Persian (2 years), Japanese (1 year), University of Strasbourg, France.
Events: PUBLICATIONS (ART CRITICISM : promotion through creative criticism) : FEB. - APRIL 2018 : 5 Poems for the Russian Artist Yuliya ZELINSKAYA Юлия Зелинская 2 Poems for the American Artist Julie QUINN → http://zelinskaya-yuliya.com/blog/ → https://www.fabien-beuchet.com/art-criticism-2018-en-and-fr-en Details : Four originally written in English poems, 1 bilingual FR-EN poem : 1. 10 Verse Poem for the Artwork ''The Nebula of Equality'' (Bilingual French-English) 2 → 5. Four originally written in English Poems for the Artworks : - ''SUNSHINE and MOONSHINE ~ the Sun Ambrassador'' (6 verses) - ’’The Way of Destiny'’ (16 verses, Feb. 12th on AAA FB page https://www.facebook.com/artsartistsartwork/ ; lnkd.in/gTUp_Cv) - ''The Nebula of Trust'' (11 verses) - ''Charity'' (13 verses) 6 & 7 : Two originally written in English Poems, one for the Art of Julie QUINN, one for her Artwork "Ancient Words" AUG. 2017 : Poem, FR, from Aug. 2015, published on the website of the French artist Lucile SŒUR http://lucilesoeur.fr/index.php/project/instinct/ JAN.-FEB. 2017 : (1) 14 verse poem, FR-EN, for Ilham LARAKI OMARI (Morocco), self-publication (fabien-beuchet.com) (2) 67 verse poem, FR-EN, accompanying in situ the artworks of Elham ETEMADI during her solo exhibition "Jeux de Chimères ", 9th Jan. – 3rd Feb. 2017, Galerie des Arts, Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg, France SEPT. 2016 : "Poem'anifesto in French Context" : a 100 verse poem, online & (first) in French. Self-publication : fabien-beuchet.com JULY.-AUG. 2015 : Self-publications, May 2016 (FR-EN & FR) (1) a 16 verse poem, FR-EN, for MURAKI Noriyuki (Japan) (2) a 33 verse poem, FR, for Lucile Sœur (France) https://www.fabien-beuchet.com JAN. 2015 : a 66 verse poem for Elham ETEMADI’s (Iran) solo exhibition, Where is she ?, Jan. 29th – March 28th 2015, Galerie Omnibus, Besançon, France. Online publication in French & English : (1, FR) http://omnibus-galerie.com/elham-etemadi (2, EN) : https://www.fabien-beuchet.com NOV. 2010 : Bilingual exhibition catalogue (EN-FR, - Personal translation & adaptations -), Silence. La peinture chinoise contemporaine (Paris – Grand Palais – Nov.2010, Strasbourg – Dec.2010, Reims – Aug.2011 ; France) ; contribution : a 4 page text and 16 short poems) ; ISBN : 978-2-9535968-1-6 APRIL 2010 (for French diffusion) : Bilingual exhibition catalogue (French-Chinese) "Deux dialogues. Peinture-Ecriture / France-Chine" ; Paris – Grand Palais – ; Drusenheim ; Strasbourg, France, Nov. 2009 & May 2010 (5 page contribution) ; ISBN : 978-2-9535968-0-9 NOV. 2009 : Exhibition Artistes chinois dans les salons français ; Paris – Grand Palais – France : one of the leaflet’s two texts (poetry).
Exibitions: GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PUBLISHED ARTWORKS : JULY 2018 : Published by Ojalart (Open: Journal of Arts & Letters), USA, one photo (LiTe 3 2/2) accompanying a poem by the American Writer Alice Pettway. Dis-Integrating, a Tribute to Dark Wave 11th Feb. – 25th March 2017, GreenLion Studios, Grand Rapids, MI, USA 4 displayed photos Métamorphoses, 10-11-12th April 2015, Galerie Jean Greset, Besançon, France (benefit exhibition, French Cancer League). 2 displayed photos FEB. 2014 : two paintings published, central pages, Strasbourger artistic review "Agrippine doit mourir", France (ISSN : 1958 - 37371 – 2014 –) Hua Peintures. Rencontre franco-chinoise, Apr.17th–May 1st 2010, Strasbourg, France. 2 displayed paintings Ateliers Ouverts, May 8-9th & 15-16th 2010, Strasbourg, France. 9 displayed paintings